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The meaning and origin of the expression: My cup runneth over

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  • What's the meaning of the phrase 'My cup runneth over'?

    'My cup runneth over' means 'I have more than enough for my needs'.

    What's the origin of the phrase 'My cup runneth over'?

    This expression derives from the Bible, Psalms 23:5 (King James Version):

    Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

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